Trinidad Carnival Jammin’ Still With the Kings of Soca and Calypso

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Published on March 06, 2017 with No Comments

The Carnival is over, but we Jammin’ Stil!!. And thanks to MX Prime’s Ultimate Rejects project, we look set to be doing so well into the foreseeable future.

Caption:Reigning Calyspo Monarch Chalkdust (Hollis Liverpool) performs “Learn From Arithmetic” at the Dimanche Gras, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, on Carnival Sunday night. –Photo: STEPHEN DOOBAY


Carnival 2017, much like 1986 and more recently 2010, will forever be remembered for one song. In 1986 it was David Rudder’s “Bahia Girl” on the tip of every lip. In 2010 JW & Blaze’s “Palance” dictated the side to side movement of the festival. This year it was all about the Rejects’ call to party to the “Full Extreme”.

Three other significant things occurred this Carnival season. Veteran calypso composer and singer Chalkdust (Dr Hollis Liverpool) won a record ninth Calypso Monarch title making him the most prolific in the genre’s history. Voice doubled up with his second International Soca Monarch (ISM) title to live up to the potential of his talent. And Fireball showed there was still fire in his belly with a winning performance of his self-penned “Calypso Music” at the Young Kings Calypso competition.

SOURCE:  Trinidad Express




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